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Poster: bonk Date: Jan 3, 2006 9:28pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: What did Jerry Garcia think of his peers?

iM DOWN WITH THAT!!!!!

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Poster: deVere Date: Jan 12, 2006 7:42pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: What did Jerry Garcia think of his peers?

This a pretty fun post. I think that one reason we all listen to "this" music anyway (take that however you please) is that pretty much all the musicians have great respect for each other, which is why it's so much fun to go to the shows. I mean, you never know who's going to show up and play. I don't see this happening if these guys (and gals) Jerry and beyond didn't have a deep respect for what each was doing on stage, whose willing to share the spotlight with whom. I think for Jerry alot of that came from the folk background of people just playing together. For the jazz types it seems more artistic (Don't really know what I mean by that though), but you don't see it with traditional rock or pop groups where the egos seem more important. So...anyway.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jan 12, 2006 9:24pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: What did Jerry Garcia think of his peers?

Another musician Jerry thought the world of (and vice versa) is Elvis Costello.

Jerry told Elvis he couldn't believe how confident Elvis appeared when he did solo acoustic shows, something Jerry himself often said filled him with fear, although he did perform a number of times alone on stage w/his acoustic. I've always thought those were some of Jerry's weaker performances and could never understand why b/c he's such an excellent banjo player and picker in general, but then upon reading those comments he confessed to Elvis it made a lot more sense.

For his part Elvis thought Jerry to be one of the most underrated balladeers of modern music, and loved performing numbers like "Must have been the Roses", "Stella Blue", and "Ship of Fools" at many of his shows.

There is a fantastic version of Ship of Fools on the Elvis Costello/Steve Naive boxed set of acoustic guitar/piano duets the two performed in the 90's at small clubs.

Definyely worth a listen; and somewhere out there is a bootlegged CD of Jerry being called up on stage to perform a couple of rockabilly numbers with Elvis...it's called "Live at Sweetwaters" and has a great pic of Elvis and Jerry smiling together on the cover.

If anyone knows where I can find that, let me know b/c I somehow (D'oh!) lost the CD!

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Poster: ScarletTouchFire Date: Feb 8, 2006 1:59am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: What did Jerry Garcia think of his peers?

Wow-

This is a GREAT thread, i just wanna put my 2 cents. Im NOT gonna go into WHO i thought was the best cuz thats kinda hard to define, BUT one thing about Jerry that i never experienced seeing any other group, is that when Jerry was on, and i mean really ON, he would elevate the rest of the band. Ive seen plenty of bands, RUSH, Deep Purple, etc., and all those guitarists ROCK, but ive never seen them elevate the rest of the band to a new level. I guess the word im looking for is inspirational. He was na inspirational player. I mean, Page is great, so is Alex Liefson, but i dont consider them inspirational. I used to LOVE it when Jerry would REALLY be hitting his stride (the Jam in Bertha, Jack Straw, etc.) and youd see Bobby, head down, with that SCHOOL BOY grin on face doin those "head juts" just priceless!

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Poster: XxRouninxx Date: May 15, 2007 7:25pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: What did Jerry Garcia think of his peers?

i cant really answer the question at hand, but I can say that as a guitarist, i may have learned the most about music and versatility from jerry. Learning from players like clapton and page offered a good starting point, and hendrix opened me up to just freaking out and making the vibrations right.. but jerry taught me so much more about music as a whole

so many unmentioned guitarists, nbut id like to add keith richards and trey anastasio to the list

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Poster: fallenm73 Date: Apr 22, 2013 12:05pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: What did Jerry Garcia think of his peers?

For me, to me.... Jerry grabs what's important more than any. The ability to connect with a person or a collective consciousness... His ability of this is no less than incredibly amazing. The sound is just a bonus... As for who's fingers move better.... Go ask your high school band class teacher:)

But these other guitarists are incredible too, I am just thankful for all of them. Not to mention all of you! Peace!:)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 22, 2013 1:11pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: What did Jerry Garcia think of his peers?

Now this is an "oldie but a goodie" thread. Always enjoy it when a quality discussion comes up again.

But where did you find this one?


And as for Grendlel's Jerry/Elvis combo comment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq3r77gn9DQ

And lets not forget Jerry, Elvis and Sammy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY6-kJlxwZc

A match made...in...well, somewhere. Now Elvis does make a hasty exit about 45 seconds in.